Chip Away Anxiety

Chipping away at anxiety every day -- working against it gently and slowly -- is the course of action that leads to permanent change.  We should chip away and dent social anxiety from every side and from every perspective -- in all situations.  If we do this little by little, by choosing the easiest situations as we move forward, and as we don't give up -- social anxiety shrinks and shrinks and shrinks.  Attempting to take too big of a step, or flooding yourself, does not work and will only lead to setbacks. 

You can only chip away and dent social anxiety in the moment, so a little bit every day is the key to success.  You may not feel as if you are accomplishing much in these little steps, but they are really a BIG deal.  Through these steps, you are changing your brain and that is a powerful process.  So focus on what you can do today, in the moment, to take social anxiety down another notch.  Yesterdays never return, but todays always turn into tomorrows.  What you do today will pay big dividends.

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The Social Anxiety Association

The Social Anxiety Association is a non-profit organization founded in 1997 to meet the growing needs of people with social anxiety.  The SAA became inactive for several years due to lack of resources.  We are in the process of re-doing our website, listing all active, structured CBT groups for social anxiety, and renewing all our licenses.  Major changes will be happening by the end of 2013.  We publish new web content -- concerning social anxiety -- almost daily on the site now.

The Social Anxiety Institute is the largest website on the internet about social anxiety disorder (social phobia). Therapy programs have run at the Institute full-time since 1994.  Major new help for overcoming social anxiety is under development and will be introduced in 2013. 

For treatment: Overcoming social anxiety: Step by Step   A structured guide to overcoming social anxiety (a "How to" guide to get over social anxiety).

The Anxiety Network explains and describes five major anxiety disorders.

Guidelines for listing social anxiety groups on this site.  We cannot officially endorse groups, so check them out thoroughly.  We ask that they be groups that are operating, have a definite leader, and are thoroughly structured.  Social anxiety therapy groups are very different than the groups that operate for other mental health conditions.